Pharmacy Clinical, Prior Authorization Services Operations Coordinator

Job Description

The Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy Services, will coordinate, develop, implement, evaluate clinical /DPD/Pharmacy and Therapeutics/educational services for the pharmacy staff, residents and students of external programs. This position will work with the pharmacy management team on policies and procedures, formulary maintainance and accreditation (ASHP, JCAHO, state agencies, etc.)


PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Formulary development activities

Coordination of agendas, workups, adverse reaction analysis with the Director/Assistant Director, for the management of the Pharmacy and Theraputics Committee. Work with the pharmacy staff in the implementation of DPD/Pharmacy and Therapeutics decisions. Participate in formulary system management and implement appropriate in-service education and procedures for compliance by working with pharmacy, nursing and medical staffs. Participate and provide representation on the Health Alliance Drug Policy Development Committee and in appropriate subcommittees of the DPD. Identify, develop strategies for cost containment by working with pharmacy, nursing and medical staffs and DPD.

Clinical/decentralized pharmacist functions

Participate in patient care rounds, provide pharmaceutical care to patients, develop/maintain skills in a specialty area. Provide oversight/drug information/patient consultations for patients on service and to decentralized staff.

Staff development and student education

Coordinate/develop/deliver education and competency testing for pharmacy staff. Coordinate efforts with Health Alliance Director of Clinical Programs. Provide inservice education to nurses and physicians. Coordinate/develop/evaluate the post-graduate pharmacy residency program and participate with the Health Alliance Residency Program Director in the system-wide residency program. Coordinate/develop/provide oversight for undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students doing rotations with the hospital.

Other activities

Develop strategy/objectives/implementation/evaluation for existing and new clinical pharmacy services in coordination with HA pharmacy management team. Assist management team with policies and procedures development/review. Provide operations and staffing assistance when needed. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal.


Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency, with preference for ASHP accredited PGY2 and/or fellowship in specialty area.

Significant research contributions and medication use evaluation (MUE) activity in specialty area of practice, preferred.

Recognized as an expert in field of specialty (locally, regionally, or nationally) through professional service, presentations, and/or publications.

Minimum Required: Master's Degree

Preferred Degree: PharmD Registered pharmacist or eligible for licensure in Ohio.

Current certification in Basic Life Support (BSL) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience